Twenty children were injured in a hammer in their elementary school in Beijing Tuesday morning, including four victims of skull fractures, by a man who had been arrested, the municipality said.
The attack at 11:17 (03H17 GMT) was violent, but the days of the students are not in danger, said at a press conference Wang Shaofeng, the mayor of Xicheng District, where incident.
All wounded were taken to the hospital, while the attacker was "arrested by the police on the spot," he said.
This is a maintenance employee at the service of the school and is 49 years old. His employment contract would end at the end of January and the school was looking for a new job.
To show his dissatisfaction & # 39; he grabbed a hammer to hit the students while they were in class, Wang said.
Four children had broken bones and a sagging of the skull, which required surgery, said Li Jia, a doctor and leader of the Beijing Xuanwu Hospital, where students are being treated.
"We will make every effort to take care of the injured children, punish the criminal heavily according to the law and take more effective measures to ensure the safety of schools," said the district mayor, who exclaimed for the victims and their parents .
This kind of attacks aimed at schools or students is not uncommon in China.
In November 2018, a 20-year-old man killed a student and injured nine others and two teachers at a technical school in the province of Yunnan, a southwestern province.
The day before, a 29-year-old unemployed man with official marriages reported that five children were killed when they crossed the street for a primary school in the northeastern province of Liaoning.
Already in April 2018, a man with a knife killed nine students and wounded twelve others while returning home in northern China. The man who had been executed since then had acted in revenge after being the target of ridicule during his training in the target school.
In January 2017, a man with a kitchen knife injured 11 children at a kindergarten in the southern region of Guangxi.